CV

Exhibitions:

2017       Creative Climate Awards, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, New York

2017       Exhibitionism, The Palazzo, Las Vegas

2017       UCA MA Show, Canterbury, Kent

2017       Littoral Light II, Ramsgate, Kent

2017       Afternoon Tea, Chiara Williams, Margate Festival, Kent

2017       Exhibitionism, Navy Pier, Festival Hall, Chicago

2017       Exhibitionism, Industria, New York

2016       Exhibitionism, Saatchi Gallery, London

2016       Littoral Light Exhibition, (co-Founder), Ramsgate Arts Festival, Kent

2016       Accrochage, Albus 3 Gallery, Northampton

2016       Boy decomposing a tablecloth, Pie Factory, Margate, Kent

2016       Salvage.Restore.Repair, Gallery202

2016       Sweet 'Art Hand Maid, Hoxton Arches, London

2016       Chroma: Red Exhibition, Safehouse 1, London

2015       Susan Fletcher in conversation with Alain Urrutia, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury, Kent

2015       Make/Create, The Crypt Gallery, London (Selected by The Griffin Gallery and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust)

2015       Soil, Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, Kent

2014       Thanet Open, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent

2014       Chiaroscuro, Deesons Gallery, Canterbury, Kent

2014       Light out of Dark, The Brewery Tap. SOLO EXHIBITION, Folkestone, Kent    

2014       The Signature Art Prize, National finalist for sculpture, Whitechapel, London                                                   

2014       Trouble and Strife, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, Kent  

2013       A Response to the Nature of Landscape, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

2013       Subset, George’s House Gallery. Strange Cargo, Folkestone, Kent

2013       MA 2013, The Kirk Gallery, UCA, Canterbury, Kent

2012       The Dreamlife of Debris, Pie Factory, Margate, Kent


Awards:

2015       ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Kent

2014       RBS Bursary Awards, Highy commended, London

2014       SOLO EXHIBITION, University for the Creative Arts, Folkestone, Kent

2014       NATIONAL FINALIST FOR SCULPTURE, The Signature Art Prize, London

1998       WINNER, Menswear Mohair Design competition, G.F.T, Turin, Italy

1988       FINALIST, Du Pont/Observer National Young Designer Award, London

1988       WINNER, Menswear Uniform Design, Mitchells and Butler, Birmingham


Education:

2013       University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. MA Fine Art, (Distinction)

1989       Birmingham University, BA Fashion & Textile Design, (First Class Honours)

 

Statement

Biography

Exploring our collective fears and anxieties, which are often hidden and seldom communicated, my work deals with the fragility of life. Through sculpture, installation, light and text, I assemble and piece together the remains, ruptures and scars left behind after experiences of trauma.


Using small violent processes of puncturing, burning and melting, I reassemble the ‘damaged’ through suturing, mending and casting, creating a process of healing as I work. The choice of materials I use reflect the delicate balance between destruction and survival; wax, paper, thread, glass, light and domestic paraphernalia which bear the scars of existence.


I incorporate the meticulously hand crafted with antiquated objects relating to the domestic to create private altered states, narrating a sense of silent human despair. 

Susan Fletcher is a British artist based on the Kent coast. Her work explores the ever changing fragile human conditions through installation, sculpture and light. She started her studies in Theatre Design, moving on to Fashion and Textiles, which she studied at Birmingham University. She worked with leading designers in Paris and London and went on to run her own fashion design business, Fletcher Joyce, with clients such as The Rolling Stones and George Michael.


Susan studied MA Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury and graduated with distinction in 2013. Following her graduation she was awarded the first graduate artist residency at the university and has since gone on to develop work that has extended her practice, both in the studio and in the public realm.


Susan is the co-founder of Article10, an artist-led group pioneering innovative approaches to public art in public spaces.


‘A fundamental believer in the value of collaboration and sharing of practice, Susan has developed a series of highly successful regional platforms for artists to engage in the exchange of ideas.’ Dr Terry Perk, University for the Creative Arts.


As well as passionately evolving her own practice, Susan works in close collaboration with the artist Aidan Gray, producing installation and light sculptures under the name Fletcher Gray.